Love Thy Neighbour. Image shows from L to R: Eddie Booth (Jack Smethurst), Bill Reynolds (Rudolph Walker). Copyright: Thames Television.

Love Thy Neighbour

ITV sitcom about arguing neighbours. 54 episodes (8 series), 1972 - 1976. Stars Jack Smethurst, Rudolph Walker, Nina Baden-Semper, Kate Williams and others.

Series 3, Episode 5

Out of the frying pan and into the fire! Having escaped the wives for the evening, Eddie and Bill find themselves trapped in a lift with Arthur and Jacko and no sign of rescue. Nerves start to fray but who will crack first?


This episode is sometimes known as The Lift.

Broadcast details

Monday 16th April 1973
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jack Smethurst Eddie Booth
Rudolph Walker Bill Reynolds
Nina Baden-Semper Barbie Reynolds
Kate Williams Joan Booth
Tommy Godfrey Arthur
Keith Marsh Jacko
Ken Parry Cyril
Guest cast
Hazel Coppen Agnes
Malcolm Rogers Policeman
Writing team
Vince Powell Writer
Harry Driver Writer
Production team
Ronnie Baxter Director
Ronnie Baxter Producer
Frank Gillman Production Designer